Gas prices have spurred a lot of talk about knocking one day off each school week to cut transportation costs twenty percent. And that could be a great idea.
We might also further incentivize independent learning by following the example of East Jessamine High School in Nicholasville. The school allows students who have mastered a subject on their own to test out of classes, with credit and without attending a day of classes.
Expanding that idea might advance student achievement goals as well as cutting costs.